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Red Sand Beach

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Address: , Matala, Crete, Greece
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The best of Crete

You have to climb the mountain for approx. 20min or take a sea road to see it, but it's TOTALLY worth it. The beach is like the fairytale - quiet and lonesome, in the middle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You have to climb the mountain for approx. 20min or take a sea road to see it, but it's TOTALLY worth it. The beach is like the fairytale - quiet and lonesome, in the middle of the mountains and rocks. No kids which is a total advantage. There is a bar but no need for it - just enjoy the... More 

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Rotterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The walk to the beach is a bit tough but not as difficult as mentioned in some of the reviews. Then the beach is really nice and quite. The water is crystal clear and good for snorkeling. There is also a little taverna that only sell drinks (no food).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Terrible hiking and time spent on hiking, just to see an average beach. Terrible!!!!! If you have time to spend, try to go to kaloi limenes beach, 45' by car, it is 1000000 times better than this.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful beach. Access is not as difficult as said. I dis it with tong shoes and with my broken arm.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The path to the beach is well marked, though the hike may be a bit rigorous for some. My slipper fell apart on my way to the beach, which created serious problems for me (I recommend wearing athletic, covered shoes for the hike). Once I got to the beach, however, life was great. The water is not the clearest I... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful beach with red sand and the the best sunsets ever. U will have to walk around 20 minutes to get there, but its definitely worth it. Dont miss stone carving on the right side of a cliff.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

no many tourists like to walk for 30 minutes and this is great...you will find only chill out people...everyone smiles and say hi...nudists can stay here with no probs....the beach is amazing and sunset is something magical...bring food

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Aartselaar, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the trip is lovely the tavern is poor (No toilet, unfriendly barman) no sunbeds available, parasols broken

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We'd been told all about the Red Beach and set off on our second morning to walk there. It is a difficult walk for anyone who is uncomfortable with heights or suffers from any mobility issues but the beach itself if on balance worth the effort. We arrived quite early and were lucky enough to have one of the sunbeds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

small beach for quiet liking people but unfortunately the waiter in a small cafe on the beach not frielndly and understanding

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